South African Tourism has created two videos, as part of a campaign to promote the importance of self-isolation and social distancing. The impactful videos show poignant shots of South Africa’s landscapes, cities and people, encouraging South Africans and visitors alike, to stay at home so they can travel later.
Africa’s Travel Indaba has been postponed indefinitely in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak spreading around the world. South Africa tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane announced the decision earlier.
Radisson Hotel Group has signed the first Radisson-branded hotel in South Africa, the Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit. The property will become the fourth brand and 13th hotel from the company to open in South Africa.
Situated in the heart of the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy, an area dedicated to responsible and sustainable agriculture, the seven serviced luxury tents will offer guests a unique perspective of the landscape.
MSC Cruises has announced it will bring two ships to South Africa’s shores for the 2020/2021 cruise season. This will mark the first time that two different classes of MSC Cruises’ ships will be deployed in South Africa, MSC Opera (Lirica Class) and MSC Musica (Musica Class).
Vikram Jamwal has been appointed general manager of Hilton Durban in South Africa. Jamwal most recently served as Hilton’s regional director of revenue for Africa & the Indian Ocean while based in Dubai.
Hilton has signed a deal with Growthpoint Properties to open a hotel under its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand. The 150 guestroom Canopy by Hilton Cape Town Longkloof is expected to begin welcoming guests in 2021 and will be the brand’s debut property in Africa.
As South Africa goes to the polls, incumbent president, Cyril Ramaphosa, is keen to woo the hospitality sector with the promise of a radical overhaul of the national visa regime. Reporting from Africa’s Travel Indaba in Durban for Breaking Travel News, Sapphire Goss assesses what impact it will have on the local market
South Africa minister of tourism Derek Hanekom tells Breaking Travel News how new visa regulations will benefit the tourism sector in the destination during World Travel Market in London. Also up for discussion are the messaging around the apparent water shortage in Cape Town and the value of attending the leading European trade show.